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Google Unveils Updated Nexus 7 Tablet

July 24, 2013  |  5:30pm
Google Unveils Updated Nexus 7 Tablet

Last year when Google unveiled the Nexus 7, they revitalized the Android tablet market with an updated Android OS and a powerful quad core processor. Earlier this year, many speculated that Google was preparing a new tablet, and this morning they finally confirmed the speculation.

It’s been a mere 13 months since the Nexus 7 was released, but this morning’s release of the updated Nexus 7 improves upon the 7-inch tablet. As Time reports, the new Nexus 7 is thinner in size but heftier in power. The new Nexus boasts the highest resolution of any 7-inch tablet, upgrading from 1280-by-800 pixels and 216 pixels per inch to 1920-by-1200 pixels and 323ppi.

The tablet will feature twice the 2GB of RAM on its basic model and a graphics processor with four times the capabilities of its predecessor. The tablet will feature an extended battery life to boot, which is capable of nine hours of video streaming for all of your binge-viewing needs. With an updated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Nexus will allow multiple user profiles with varying levels of access to help counteract unknowing downloads.

While the Nexus has seen a slight price increase (from $199 to $229), the tablet is still under half the price of the 10-inch iPad with the same amount of storage. The updated Nexus 7 will feature 16GB of storage, but for $269, you can upgrade to a 32GB model. The Nexus 7 will go on sale on July 30. A 32GB unit with unlocked 4G LTE that works with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will be released shortly thereafter.

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